The role of record keeping and information sharing in the health sector cannot be overemphasized. Such records comprise an individual’s health history and other information that facilitates healthcare decisions, therefore easy access to a patient’s health information is an important aspect of health-service delivery that must be regulated and monitored because of the sensitivity of the information. Some approaches adopted in many hospitals face challenges of missing files or records, lack of information sharing between healthcare providers, insecure records, and also inaccessibility of patient’s health information for healthcare providers that are needed to make informed health decisions. To overcome these challenges, this work proposes an Electronic Health Record (EHR) using Blockchain to store information as well as enhance data privacy and data security. The proposed solution includes Ethereum and smart contracts to establish a medical record system to ensure the privacy of patients. Also, there exists the privilege to deal with and authorize personal medical records in the proposed framework. The practical findings demonstrate that our proposed system offers a practical approach for trustworthy data exchanges in healthcare while safeguarding private health data from dangers. When compared to the current data sharing models, the system evaluation and security exploration show performance gains in the design, minimize delays in patient data retrieval, and high levels of security and data privacy.

Author: Modupe Agagu

Published in: International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 13-15 November 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/ICITST.2023.0018
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-63-1
  • Conference Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK